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Ron Palillo, of 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' dies at 63

August 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 8, 2008 file photo shows actor Ron Palillo at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Palillo, best known as the nerdy high schooler Arnold Horshack on “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., of an apparent heart attack. He was 63. (AP Photo/Mark [&hellip...

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AP IMPACT: Med tech's arrest shows flaws in system

August 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 file photo, patients come and go at a temporary health clinic at the middle school in Stratham, N.H. The state health department set up the clinic to test hundreds of people for hepatitis C related to an outbreak at...

Video shows vapor cloud before refinery fire

August 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated photo released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, structural damage is shown after the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, Calif. Structural engineers have deemed the site of a Chevron refinery fire in the San Francisco Bay area hazardous for...

New toilet technology after 150 years of waste

August 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bill Gates, third from right, looks at a device that uses solar energy to treat human waste, as he tours the “Reinventing the Toliet” Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Seattle, which is part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation competition to...

Family: Texas shootout gunman had mental illness

August 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

College Station police Chief Jeff Capps addresses the media Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 in College Station, Texas. Capps said 35-year-old Thomas Alton Caffall III had “long guns and pistols” in his home when Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann...

Officer, gunman among 3 killed in Texas shootings

August 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Law enforcement officials conduct a grid search of an area where police say a gunman was being served an eviction notice when he opened fire from inside a home near Texas A&M and killed a law enforcement officer Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in College Station,...

Panetta: Pakistan military plans to open new front

August 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is interviewed by The Associated Press, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan has told U.S. military officials that it plans to launch combat operations against...

Dems insist Romney quietly supports Ryan's budgets

August 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, right, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to reporters on the tarmac at Miami International airport, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in...

Mayo Clinic: Jackson has bipolar disorder

August 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 20, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill. speaks in Chicago. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, that Jackson is being treated for bipolar disorder. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) CHICAGO...

At Iowa fair, Ryan criticizes Obama on economy

August 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., accompanied by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, left, speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Conrad Schmidt) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — He talked about cow milking...